Videos from the 2019 Convention of the Society for Scientific Exploration

Consilience: Five New 2019 SSE Conference Videos Released The first of the 2019 SSE convention videos are now online at YouTube! Watch these presentations from Larry Dossey, Carsten Ohrmann, Harald Walach, Paul Smith, and York Dobyns on the topic of “Consilience.” Watch the Playlist Watch the presentation “Towards a Postmaterialist Science” by Harald Walach (in English language)

Writer Gayle Kimball Interviews Prof. Walach

The writer and author Gayle Kimball interviews Prof. Walach for her book project “Visionary Scientists”. You can listen to the interview in English language here or download the mp3. The interview covers most of the topics and research Prof. Walach is known and renowned for. MP3 of interview by Gayle Kimball with Prof. Harald Walach (1h15 … Read more

In Praise of Political Incorrectness

Our Political Correctness Culture is as Bad as Any Tribal Taboo: Comments on Two Victims of PC – Peter C. Gøtzsche and Dieter Schönecker

Political Correctness

Tribal taboos, like overstepping an imaginary boundary, eating the wrong type of food, etc. are ridiculed by us modern people. We think they are irrational and we do not need them. Wrong. We have an even worse version of taboo: political correctness (PC). The role and function of such a system of behavior can be illustrated by a nice story, which my friend and colleague Volker Sommer told me, who used to run a primate observation station in Nigeria and has produced lots of data about the behavior of free-ranging primates like bonobos, chimpanzees and gorillas [1].

He observed the behavior of two tribes of chimpanzees, living in close proximity, except they were separated by a river and thus had developed different cultural rituals that served to distinguish them from others: One of them used to poke sticks into an ant-heap and then lick the ants, while the other tribe did not do that. Licking the ants, Volker explained to me, was not particularly funny, as they exude their typical acid that burns and pricks, and for food purposes the ants were not really very useful, as the chimps had plenty of food.

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